Open-world PS4 and Xbox One zombie mulcher Dying Light delayed to 2015

Techland wants to knock it out of the park(our).

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Dead Island developer Techland's next title, the free-running open-world zombie mulcher Dying Light, has been delayed until February 2015, the studio has announced.

The game was scheduled to be released on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC this year. "After careful consideration, we have decided to release our upcoming game in February 2015," said Techland in a statement to GameSpot.

Techland says the delay of the title is down to the studio looking to perfect the parkour elements of the game. "When we started the development of Dying Light, we were committed to innovation. We wanted to give you a freedom of movement unprecedented in open-world games. After many improvements and months of hard work, we have now come so close to realizing our initial vision we feel we cannot stop before it is ready."

"We believe the Natural Movement element of our game will change what you expect from the genre, and we don’t want to sacrifice any of its potential by releasing too early. This quality-focused thinking underlines all our development choices and we hope you share our belief that the gameplay must always come first."

"The new date ensures that we can fully realize our vision of an innovative open-world game. We won’t need to make compromises or trade-offs on any of the five platforms we’re working on. For you, it means an outstanding, original game that makes the wait more than worthwhile."

"Finally, we would like to thank our publishing partner, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, which fully supports our decision. It’s a real pleasure to work in an environment where quality is universally accepted as the top priority. We believe that this is the only way to make truly incredible games."

Techland adds that it will be showing off the game, and revealing new information about Dying Light, at E3 2014.

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Discussion

170 comments
binbin90
binbin90

geee, delaying must be a trend......but if they actually make the game better on the duration of the delay, then great :D

hehe101
hehe101

It's a good move for them but now they will be releasing around AAA titles which could hurt them.

Sonicfan244
Sonicfan244

Honestly, I am VERY happy this is delayed. Besides, its better polished than Shitty xD
Techland, Take your time on this game :) GIVE US THE BEST GAME YOU WOULD EVER MAKE! :D

GregoryBastards
GregoryBastards

Sooooo.....what games are we getting this year on next gen exactly..??.....except of course the yearly cod and asscreed releases.

dieutran
dieutran

Just same as Dead Island , It was delayed and then when it came out it just like crap ..

themc_7
themc_7

I completely understand when a game gets delayed. They obviously have there reasons, but it's getting a bit frustrating owning a next gen console. They dangle all these great looking Next gen games in our face and then delay, delay, delay (Watch Dogs, The Division, Dying light, Drive club, etc.) Now we're waiting until 2015 for some decent next gen titles.


(I am aware Watch dogs is launching in a few weeks, however it was supposed to be out by November 2013)

Lu_Shen
Lu_Shen

If it's anything like Dead Island I am absolutely not interested. First person and melee just don't mix. And yes, that does mean I hate Skyrim. Sorry fanboys.

nyaftermathez
nyaftermathez

I think with all the game delays I should got a ps4 hopefully watch dogs do me some good

ohara1974
ohara1974

good!! so sick of publishers releasing games before they are ready.....rather a delay for day 1 perfection then waste my time on a broken game.....

Sean4575
Sean4575

Great now my moms gonna be pissed cause we thought this was coming out in JANUARY THIS YEAR.

translucent17
translucent17

Favorite gaming memories from 2014....... Answer delayed till 2015

poopoohed
poopoohed

Nooooooo!! This was one of the games I bought a PS4 for :-(

djsimpson95
djsimpson95

Zombies shooting games, the mainstream games of today. The next one is gonna be aliens.

bluebird08
bluebird08

At least they are taking they're time.

cboye18
cboye18

What innovation; what I see here is Dead Island with better graphics with the same repetitive boring gameplay; the concept itself is not innovative at all....

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

Thats cool with me as long as they work out the bugs everyone wins besides with destiny coming out I probably wouldnt of gaven the game the time it needed to be fun anyways.

Mommas_b_o_y
Mommas_b_o_y

I really want this game. hopefully, the delay will be worth it.

playstationzone
playstationzone

Well first Mad Max know Dyling Light  got wait until next year for game unless a better zombie game come to ps4.

hampton2003
hampton2003

well at least WB has their back, if it was sega....

Gankstar_VX84
Gankstar_VX84

hah. I was amped for this but fuck waiting till febuary. get my hopes up on something else won't bother now.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

And I just preordered last week oh well still got the evil within in August.

divinejester
divinejester

Yeah that official knocked this game off my radar. I was interested, but another game being delayed, and with Evil Withinn coming out, this game just has lost its luster.

straightcur
straightcur

OMG>>>  How many zombie games do we need!!!!!!!!    Please someone, do something original!

nameaprice
nameaprice

HA! by then zombies wont even be cool anymore :P

jasongm
jasongm

With the lack of next gen games, why would Sony and MS release their systems back in October and November of 2013? The new consoles should of been released late this year to coincide with whats coming out near the end of this year and early next year. seriously this is frustrating...

fordguy29
fordguy29

This just in watchdogs has just been delayed till december 2015

Mr_Mark_Legion
Mr_Mark_Legion

well thats too bad. was excited for this. just gotta wait then.

themc_7
themc_7

I easily could have waited until summer 2014 to buy next gen.

GregoryBastards
GregoryBastards

@Lu_Shen  "First person and melee just don't mix."

You clearly haven't played the new Shadow Warrior.

themc_7
themc_7

@Lu_Shen  Why is anybody who likes a game or system a fanboy? I really hate that term.

feleas
feleas

@cboye18  Dead Island with better graphics, new mechanics being as follows; combat, time, and choice consequences. So no mate, it's not just Dead Island with new graphics. If you haven't been paying attention to what the game's been offering that's different from Dead Island, then you're still in the dark.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@divinejester  wow if you don't buy any games due to a delay what do you play? I mean nearly 90% of games get delayed which is better than being rushed to get patched. 

feleas
feleas

@straightcur  I think Valve is with that alien hunter game who's title evades me unfortunately. From the same crew that made the Left 4 Dead games.

feleas
feleas

@nameaprice  People were saying that for years now and look where we still are, lol.

feleas
feleas

@jasongm  Every new console release has had this. It's new hardware to work with so it takes time for developers to work with it.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@jasongm  the problem with your logic is those games would not be coming out they don't want to be launch titles. 

GregoryBastards
GregoryBastards

@rez-935  How what exactly does this have anything to do with dying light getting delayed....

translucent17
translucent17

Easy young Jedi, Microsoft will fall, the force is strong with Sony.

gamersarewhiney
gamersarewhiney

haha im with you on that... they all like to complain about cod, destiny, watch dogs pretty much any popular game and even EA  in general. I rather have games delayed instead of being rushed.